Hospital length of stay of frail elderly patients. Primary care by general internists versus geriatricians.

@article{Pawlson1988HospitalLO,
  title={Hospital length of stay of frail elderly patients. Primary care by general internists versus geriatricians.},
  author={L. Gregory Pawlson},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1988},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={202-8}
}
Hospitalized patients in a medical diagnosis-related group (DRG) who were cared for by physicians in a division of Geriatric Medicine (geriatric group) were compared with a control group drawn from a stratified random sample of patients cared for by general internists (internist group) in the same hospital. Despite an older age, longer predicted length of… CONTINUE READING